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ASEAN STOCK WATCH Asean Affairs  16 September  2014 


16 September 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -39.85 points lower or -1.20% to 3272.62, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.40%.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -1.04% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -1.24%. The top active stocks were SingTel (-2.07%), Keppel Corp (-1.32%), DBS (-0.93%), Noble (-1.47%) and Genting Sing (-3.10%).

The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (-0.86%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (-1.00%) and Biosensors International Group (-0.70%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which declined -2.27% with Silverlake Axis’s share price declining -2.70% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price declining -2.40%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -1.11%.  The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -1.19%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -1.18%.

The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (-3.27%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.42%), DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (-1.10%).

The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.87%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.76%), Suntec REIT (-0.83%)

The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24600MBeCW141030 (-16.22%), HSI24800VTePW141030 (+5.23%), HSI24500VTePW141127 (+6.37%).

The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150106 (-12.50%), UOB MB eCW141201 (-20.14%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-13.24%).

 Singapore Stock Market
                                Tuesday                            Monday
*ST Index          3,272.62  -39.85            3,312.47  -33.08
Volume:                   1,538.2M                       1,348.1M
Value:                    $1,260.9M                        $909.2M
Gainers/Losers:            87/396                           96/356


Trading Summary

As of   16 September  2014         Unit: M.Baht
Type                         Buy                       Sell                 Net
Institution               2,534.71           2,676.66        -141.94     
Proprietary            3,293.62           4,576.26      -1,282.65     
Foreign                  7,590.31           6,717.85          872.46     
Individual             33,605.97        33,053.83           552.13     
Total Trading Value       47,024.61 M.Baht


Vietnam index falls 0.4 pct, reduces margin trading

Vietnam's benchmark VN Index   lost 0.43 percent to close at 627.66 points on Tuesday, the second fall this week, as investors offloaded shares to
reduce margin trading while two exchange-traded funds (ETF)reviewed their portfolios.
Trading on margin, or investors borrowing funds from brokerages to buy shares, has increased with market's rises in late August, and selling on Tuesday could have been to cut the margin ratio on portfolios, analysts said.
The index has gained strongly since late August, touching a closing high of more than six and a half years before adjusting to linger in between 625 and 630 points since Sept. 9.
 Volume reached 181 million shares on Tuesday, well above the five-day average level of 145 million, Reuters data showed.
"Liquidity was strong as bargain hunting emerged whenever the index fell deeply during the session, which is a positive sign to the market," said analyst Tran Minh Hoang of Vietcombank Securities.
Solid volume was also a result of trading by the Market Vectors Vietnam    and db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam  during their portfolio restructuring week, scheduled to end on Friday, analysts said.

Here is a snapshot of the VN Index  at the close

                        VN Index       627.66            
                PREV. CLOSE       630.34            
                   % CHANGE       -0.43%            
                       HIGH       631.59            
                        LOW       623.66            


SE Asia Stocks - S'pore posts worst drop since Jan; all eyes on Fed

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Tuesday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy, with selling in
large-caps pulling down the Singapore benchmark to its lowest close in more than two months.
Singapore's Straits Times Index   slid 1.2 percent, the biggest daily loss since Jan. 3. It ended at 3,272.62, its lowest close since July 10.
All 30 stocks measured by the index were lower. Shares of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.  , the most actively traded and the largest firm by market value, dropped 2.1 percent.
The Thai SET index   ended down 0.9 percent at its lowest close in more than two weeks, with interest rate sensitive stocks including banks   and property shares  slipping ahead of the central bank's policy meeting.
 The Bank of Thailand is expected to leave its main interest  rate steady at 2.0 percent on Wednesday, believing the current level can help economic recovery without raising already-high household debt.  
 Indonesia  posted a net foreign outflow worth 522 billion rupiah ($43.65 million), the Philippines   reported a net foreign outflow worth 110.6 million peso ($2.50 million) and Vietnam had net foreign outflows worth 268 billion dong ($12.66 million).
Investors awaited the outcome of the Fed's two-day policy meeting which begins later on Tuesday.
Vietnam's VN Index   lost 0.43 percent as investors offloaded shares to reduce margin trading while two exchange-traded funds (ETF) reviewed their portfolios.
Malaysia was shut for a holiday, resuming trade on Wednesday.

 Market                  Current         Prev Close       Pct Move
 Singapore             3272.62            3312.47            -1.20
 Bangkok               1565.41           1579.12             -0.87
 Jakarta                  5130.50           5144.89             -0.28
 Manila                   7180.34           7161.27            +0.27
 Ho Chi Minh           627.66             630.34             -0.43

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